Spring clean-ups planned

NORTH COUNTY – Oroville and Tonasket have scheduled their Spring Clean-ups for next week, with Oroville’s starting on Monday and Tonasket’s on Tuesday.

Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the city’s Spring Clean-up Campaign from April 15 to 19 and Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb has declared April 16 to 20 for theirs. During the annual Spring Clean-up city crews for both towns are authorized to pickup and remove burnable yard waste, excluding stumps and oversized prunings for residences and businesses as time permits. Prunings should be under four foot long and piled and bundled for easy removal and organic yard waste, like leaves and grass trimmings, should be separated into paper bags or cardboard boxes (no plastic).

“The City of Tonasket finds that it is desirous of participating in a clean-up campaign, utilizing city equipment and employees… this project is in the best interest of the city,” said Mayor Plumb in his declaration.

In Oroville, the pick-up is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 (and Friday, April 20 if necessary) and can be scheduled by contacting city hall at (509) 476-2926. Also in Oroville, collection fees may be assessed for appliances, tires and/or large pick-ups. Batteries and hazardous materials will not be collected.

In Mayor Spieth’s declaration, he said, “The mayor and city council are encouraging all residents and property owners to take pride in our community by participating in the Spring Clean-up. Take advantage of this opportunity to clean up your neighborhood.”

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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